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of the campaign trail in this senate democratic leader harry reid to pass one of two house bills that would block the fourth cuts. >> for 16 months the president had been traveling all of the country holding rallies instead of sitting down with senate leaders in order to try to forge an agreement over there in order to move the bill. we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their butt and begins to do something. >> the president of the pressure on him by bringing the local republican congressman thomas got virgil, border force one where the congressman told reporters that in addition to spending cuts he favors raising revenues through tax reform and then got a presidential shot up. >> is one of your republican congressman who is with us here today, and that is always healthy for public and, being with me. but the reason he's doing it is because he knows is important to you. and he has asked his colleagues in the house to consider closing tax loopholes instead of letting these automatic cuts go through. lori: -- >> reporter: quic
when he says harry reid says this, chuck schumer says is, we don't have a spending problem, it is a revenue issue, we have to get more taxes. what you say? are they smoking something? >> we have a spending problem. >> i am just saying, why can't they be like an alcoholic? >> to your earlier point, everybody is talking arod the edges right now. entitlements, 60% of our budget is captured. >> well, i was going to say, let's be clear. what we are actually looking at is $44 billion. 1% of the federal budget in fiscal year 2013. even with sequestration, we will spend more than 2013 we spend in 2012. we have a spending problem, absolutely. but we do not necessarily have a revenue problem in the sense that revenues are at or near all-time highs. what we do have is an inability to match things with our revenue. we should be spending something closer to what we were spending last year of the bill. >> i think it could quickly get the ball rolling. i just think that we have to get past the blame game. you know, it's sort of like this are not. >> sequestration is something we can go fo
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